: .ca registration ~ Who to go to?


bgw
May 5th, 2008, 01:46 PM
I have looked through the forums for a good company to register my .ca domain name. The only one that is mentioned on the forums is NetFirms.ca (http://www.netfirms.ca), which isn't the most popular. Does anyone have any experience with either

Domain.ca (http://www.domain.ca/)
Register.ca (http://register.ca) who seem to expensive.

I'm worried about these companies name parking.

Unfortunately it looks like 1and1 (http://www.1and1.com) and GoDaddy (http://www.godaddy.com) don't do .ca registrations.

At the present time I am not worried about hosting; that is a few months away at a minimum. Any recommendations?

9780
May 5th, 2008, 01:56 PM
There's domainsatcost.ca, which I'm using (well I used to work for that company). About 13$/year or so. Haven't tried the others so I can't compare lol

Patrix

glennf
May 5th, 2008, 01:57 PM
I have no experience with the registrars you mention but I use namespro.ca and have been satisfied. $12.88 CAD per year.

CubaMark
May 5th, 2008, 01:59 PM
My family site (sumara.ca (http://www.sumara.ca)) is registered through canadiandomain.ca - fully Canadian owned and operated, a certified CIRA registrar.

lyonsnet
May 5th, 2008, 02:14 PM
I "had" my .ca's registered at internic.ca, which charges $50 per year.

I moved them all to domaindirect.ca (actually owned by Tucows) and pay $15 CDN per year.


Cheers,

Another_Paul
May 5th, 2008, 02:34 PM
There's domainsatcost.ca, which I'm using (well I used to work for that company). About 13$/year or so. Haven't tried the others so I can't compare lol

Patrix

I use domainsatcost.ca for work. Much cheaper than a lot of other Canadian Registrars.

Also 10Dollar.ca (http://www.10dollar.ca/) offers .CA domains for $10.45/year.

jeepguy
May 5th, 2008, 03:17 PM
I'm with EASYDNS, been with them for 6 years.

Another_Paul
May 5th, 2008, 03:23 PM
I'm with EASYDNS, been with them for 6 years.

I've used EASYDNS for a few years and jumped ship to 10DOLLAR.CA when I found out they do DNS hosting at $15/year vs EASYDNS's $39/year.

colenbjw
May 5th, 2008, 03:38 PM
I use domainsatcost.ca for work. Much cheaper than a lot of other Canadian Registrars.

Also 10Dollar.ca (http://www.10dollar.ca/) offers .CA domains for $10.45/year.

Another thumbs up for DomainsatCost.ca - I've had my .ca domains registered with them, and just recently migrated my .com domain there too!

coldcanuck
May 5th, 2008, 03:48 PM
I've used netfirms. No problems. I paid $10 per.

psxp
May 5th, 2008, 04:41 PM
There's domainsatcost.ca, which I'm using (well I used to work for that company). About 13$/year or so. Haven't tried the others so I can't compare lol

Patrix

The problem I had with a client was that domains at cost make their money in the email/hosting plans.. They charge something like $15 month for 5 email addresses only. Something you can get as part of a deal on hosting elsewhere.

An Old Soul
May 5th, 2008, 04:51 PM
DO NOT use webserve.ca- they have absolutely horrible (non) customer service. I have been treated so poorly by them that even long after the ordeal I've been through ended I am still bothered by the way they did business.

coreLlama
May 5th, 2008, 05:27 PM
I've really been happy with the customer service and quality of service from Hostpapa (http://hostpapa.ca). I know... it's a goffy name but they're good.

9780
May 5th, 2008, 07:09 PM
The problem I had with a client was that domains at cost make their money in the email/hosting plans.. They charge something like $15 month for 5 email addresses only. Something you can get as part of a deal on hosting elsewhere.

Of course, host where it's cheap there's no need to host at the same place you register.

I have no clue if the other places have better service. I just mentioned it. Never used any other one, I haven't felt the need to change.

Patrix

John Clay
May 5th, 2008, 07:20 PM
I have 2 .coms with Netfirms, and their service is satisfactory. Don't bother hosting anything on them, but if you just need domains, and can provide your own DNS and hosting, they are the way to go. I'll be transferring 2 more domains to them from GoDaddy, as they expire.

krs
May 5th, 2008, 07:35 PM
I've really been happy with the customer service and quality of service from Hostpapa (http://hostpapa.ca). I know... it's a goffy name but they're good.

If you need a web host as well, Hostpapa is a good choice.
Their hosting service is very competitive and it includes one free domain name.

BReligion
May 5th, 2008, 08:15 PM
I've been using www.canreg.com (http://canreg.com) for years. Never had a problem, not the cheapest solution out there, but a decent pannel and CIRA certified..

BReligion

boxlight
May 6th, 2008, 11:30 AM
domainsatcost.ca for .ca
godaddy.com for .com

scandy
May 6th, 2008, 11:53 AM
I used domain.ca for my latest reg.

Canadian Domain Registration - Domain Name Registration (http://domain.ca/)

simon
May 6th, 2008, 02:02 PM
I have used domain.ca for about 4 years now. A little more expensive than the others but at $29 including name renewal and DNS service for one year - it's only $19 more than the cheap ones.

Come-on you all can't be that poor (or cheap) that $20 hurts your bottom line.

What you do get for your more money is after the sale service. I usually get an answer or fix to my issues within a few hours. I have over 15 domains registered with them and they have been the best of the bunch I have used over the past 12 or so years.

AND, for a .ca domain, no matter where you end up deciding where to get it you will need to be registered at CIRA.CA to own the domain. Don't let anyone say different. If you're not registered there you can't own your own .ca domain.

lreynolds
May 6th, 2008, 02:17 PM
Have used Netfirms for a few years and am planning on switching. Have used namespro more recently for domains and dreamhost for hosting and have been happy with both.

madgunde
May 6th, 2008, 04:54 PM
Been with namecheap.com for a few years now. Really satisfied with their easy to use web interface for managing my domain, and the price is great for most domain names ($9.29US/year). They charge a bit more for .ca domains though, but they do offer them.

I'd suggest staying clear of Sibername.ca, a buddy of mine is having a hard time dealing with them, their website is horrible and they charge extra for features that come standard with other registrars.

macknowledge
May 6th, 2008, 05:25 PM
Hi all, I've been using 10Dollar.ca (http://10dollar.ca) for a little while now. Never had problems and have a handful of domains with them. As opposed to registering .COM's, registering a .CA involves creating an account with the CIRA (http://www.cira.ca) (Canadian Internet Registration Authority), and this is included within the 10dollar.ca registration process.

I've also used WebNames (http://www.webnames.ca), but found them to be a bit pricey.

bgw
May 6th, 2008, 06:39 PM
After carefully reviewing all your comments, and visiting a number of the websites suggested, I went with 10Dollar.ca. It's low price allowed me to snatch up the .com, .net, and .org too.

I looked into HostPapa. They looked really good. I even phoned them and their response was very quick. I discussed my technical requirements with them for web hosting. They couldn't support what I require (servlets). They where honest and upfront about it. If you don't need servlets there is one strong reason for going with them: their servers are in Oakville, Canada and are not subjected to U.S. law.

So a big 'thank you' to all. Saved me hours of work and dug out a few gems. Hopefully in six months to a year I'll be able to put the website up. I have to go write my servlets now!

esct
May 7th, 2008, 12:27 AM
I've used netfirms. No problems. I paid $10 per.

I Second that.

John Clay
May 7th, 2008, 01:11 AM
I have 2 .coms with Netfirms, and their service is satisfactory. Don't bother hosting anything on them, but if you just need domains, and can provide your own DNS and hosting, they are the way to go. I'll be transferring 2 more domains to them from GoDaddy, as they expire.

Just transferred my other 2 domains over to Netfirms... pretty painless, after GoDaddy let them go.

HowEver
May 7th, 2008, 01:27 AM
Lots of info on netfirms here:
Comp - NETFIRMS Hosting!!! 2 free domains, 250GB space, 2000GB BW...$10 for one year!!!!! - RedFlagDeals.com Forums (http://www.redflagdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=260553)
The consensus isn't good. Lots of other ideas in that thread also

John Clay
May 7th, 2008, 01:52 AM
Lots of info on netfirms here:
Comp - NETFIRMS Hosting!!! 2 free domains, 250GB space, 2000GB BW...$10 for one year!!!!! - RedFlagDeals.com Forums (http://www.redflagdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=260553)
The consensus isn't good. Lots of other ideas in that thread also

Yeah, their hosting seems quite lousy. And I wouldn't host a website's DNS there. But the price is right, so long as you can provide your own DNS services.

dazednconfused
May 7th, 2008, 04:56 AM
I use NamesPro.ca (http://www.namespro.ca/?affiliatecode=4ko3juuzsckbuhjs442r). $12.88 , great customer service! Always get my emails replied same day.

gmark2000
May 7th, 2008, 11:37 AM
I use Domainsatcost.ca and 10dollar.ca for my .ca and GoDaddy.com for my .coms, .nets and .orgs.

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May 8th, 2008, 10:31 AM
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madgunde
May 8th, 2008, 12:29 PM
I am a 'Mac dummie' and very much in need of a patient and knowledgeable 'Mac tutor' with a flexible schedule. I would like to learn iLife and iWork applications, as well as 'Mac office.' I live in the North Toronto area. Please let me know your fees and availability. Definite room for growth as I plan on finding someone to develop a data base and website for me as well. Many thanks.

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